This is an analysis of the poem Slick Tricks that begins with:
I learned very early in my life,
To be suspicious of anyone offering sweets....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXbXaXbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111010011 0001001001001 10010010 010011 0011111100 10010010 11011001 110001001010101 100100010110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 9
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.
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- summary of Slick Tricks;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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